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With construction season is ramping up, now is an optimal time to start your job site plan. If your site is in a location where temperatures soar in the summer months, investing in a clear span construction tent can help prevent delays and keep deadlines in check. Make the most of time on site and keep your workers safe by considering use of a a Temporary Fabric Structure (TFS).

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The clear span design of a construction tent makes it ideal for most any type of construction project. A TFS has no interior columns or straight walls to interfere with the workflow, allowing large vehicles and pieces of equipment to move freely within the structure. Additionally, no need for interior support columns also creates a maximum amount of unobstructed floor space. This feature works particularly well for large scale sporting events and trade shows.

clear span construction tent

The clear span construction tent also allows the entire area to be seen at once, cutting down on the chance for accidents. With a peak height of 54’, almost any type of construction vehicle will be able to operate within the structure.

Cost Effective

Whether you need one on a temporary or permanent basis, a TFS clear span construction tent is an affordable way to provide a workspace, manufacturing area, employee rest area, or storage area on your job site. A clear span construction tent can be assembled quickly–usually in a few days–to meet the demands of the job site schedule. If you have several projects, you can relocate these pre-engineered metal buildings to each location.

Since there is no foundation requirement for the clear span structure, it can be placed almost anywhere on the job site, allowing you to easily find a location that is accessible and convenient. In addition, with virtually no maintenance needed for the tent, you can use it without worry of continual upkeep once built.

Weather Protection

Working in high heat can be just as dangerous as working in extreme cold. As we move into the warmer months, workers must be vigilant about taking precautions in hot weather. High temperatures coupled with physical exertion during a job can result in heat stroke or heat exhaustion, both potentially life threatening illnesses.

construction project worker outdoors

OSHA advises those who work outdoors to take regular rest periods in a cool recovery area: “Provide air conditioned or cool, shaded areas close to the work area for breaks and recovery periods.” Source: United States Department of Labor, OSHA

A clear span construction tent enables workers to get out of the sun and into a cool recovery area. In additions, workstations can be set up inside the tent if needed. The PVC-coated polyester fabric we use is tensioned both horizontally and vertically, giving a sturdy seal from the scorching summer heat. Workers will require fewer breaks and be able to continue their job for longer periods, ensuring job deadlines are met.


Sometimes job requirements or locations change. A clear span construction tent can be deconstructed and rebuilt in another configuration if necessary. In addition, the modular nature of the TFS structure means it can be divided into multiple smaller buildings if needed. If additional storage or workspace becomes necessary, the TFS can accommodate to fit with ease.


A potential hazard on a construction site often appears when a worker is stone-cutting. The dust created by dry-cutting masonry or stone can cause serious lung issues if breathed in for long periods of time. With a combination of wet-cutting and appropriate use of the ventilation options offered by a clear span construction tent, however, this job can be performed safely.

Safety is paramount to the success of every construction site, and Allsite takes fire safety particularly seriously. Our structures’ fabric is approved by the California State Fire Marshall as a registered flame resistant product per the California Health & Safety code.

At Allsite Structure Rentals, experience and expertise allows us to create the best clear span construction tent for all your requirements.  If you have a tight deadline for your construction project, we can install a clear span tent in a matter of days.  To learn more, click here or give us a call at 888.599.5112 to get all of your questions answered.

Author Peter Milligan

Peter Milligan is a Business Development Manager at Allsite, with degree in Psychology from Lafayette College and 14 years experience in matching customers with Tension Fabric Structure solutions. Read more about Peter and the rest of our team at

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